Tooning Out The News

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  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 3 Seasons
  • 5.9  (311)

From the minds behind The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Our Cartoon President, comes Tooning Out The News - an animated variety news series, hosted by larger-than-life anchors. The show is structured as a fictional newscast, with animated anchors and reporters presenting satirical takes on current events. The cartoon segments are similar to animated sketches that were originally produced for Colbert's show and for the series Our Cartoon President. Production on the series was delayed and significantly altered by the coronavirus pandemic. The animation technique originally used involved motion capture technology to record the movements of actual actors. After the pandemic forced the animation staff to work remotely, the technique was changed to simpler one that merely uses commercially available animation software.

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Seasons
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
January 25, 2023
Breaking down the Trump/DeSantis war for the 2024 Republican nomination; discovering new excuses for Biden's classified document scandal; Bomani Jones of "Game Theory" tackles violence in the NFL.
David Remnick
11. David Remnick
January 18, 2023
Big News tackles Republican investigations into Biden's document scandal, The New Yorker's David Remnick joins Inside the Hill to discuss the debt ceiling fight, and Hot Take unveils a device to make Speaker McCarthy keep his promises.
Huma Abedin
10. Huma Abedin
December 14, 2022
The Toon Brigade delves into Krysten Sinema's party switching, and Elon Musk's tryst with stand-up comedy. This is followed by a riveting interview with Huma Abedin.
George R. R. Martin
9. George R. R. Martin
December 2, 2022
Herschel Walker's Georgia Senate runoff with Margaret Hoover; Virtue Signal profiles the new leaders of the House Democrats; "A Song of Ice and Fire" author George R.R. Martin sits down for an exclusive interview.
Bob Woodward
8. Bob Woodward
November 30, 2022
Big News tackles the Republican Party power struggle with CBS News' Weijia Jiang and leather expert Chuck Bones; Hot Take attacks Biden's proposed gun reforms; and Inside The Hill talks Trump tapes with legendary journalist Bob Woodward.
Nikki Glaser
7. Nikki Glaser
November 16, 2022
New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow and the panel react to Donald Trump announcing a 2024 presidential run; cryptocurrency crashes again; Nikki Glaser discusses FBOY Island.
Rep. Ro Khanna
6. Rep. Ro Khanna
November 9, 2022
CBS News's Weijia Jiang helps break down the midterm results, Rep. Ro Khanna discusses what the results mean for Democrats, and four conservative men weigh in on reproductive rights.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
5. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
November 2, 2022
A cast of animated characters, led by anchor James Smartwood, parody top news stories and interview real-world guests, newsmakers and analysts.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 26, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
October 19, 2022
Charles M. Blow and the panel react to Herschel Walker flashing a badge on stage, Barack Obama critiques cancel culture, and Congresswoman Cori Bush discusses her book "The Forerunner."
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
October 12, 2022
Breaking the News on Comedy Central
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 5, 2022
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stops by the show.
Description

From the minds behind The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Our Cartoon President, comes Tooning Out The News - an animated variety news series, hosted by larger-than-life anchors. The show is structured as a fictional newscast, with animated anchors and reporters presenting satirical takes on current events. The cartoon segments are similar to animated sketches that were originally produced for Colbert's show and for the series Our Cartoon President.

Production on the series was delayed and significantly altered by the coronavirus pandemic. The animation technique originally used involved motion capture technology to record the movements of actual actors. After the pandemic forced the animation staff to work remotely, the technique was changed to simpler one that merely uses commercially available animation software.

Tooning Out The News is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (246 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2020.

Where to Watch Tooning Out The News

Tooning Out The News is available for streaming on the CBS All Access website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tooning Out The News on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime and FuboTV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (311)